GATINEAU, Que. — The chef and owner of Odile in Gatineau, Que., has given her two-weeks’ notice, announcing to diners that she plans to close the restaurant at the end of August.
Owner Marysol Foucault explained via the restaurant’s Facebook page that she plans to concentrate on her sister concept, Edgar, which serves bakery items and brunch.
“I will go back to Edgar, full-time, in September, and, until then, my promise to you is to make this the best ‘last two weeks’ a restaurant could ever have. It is not an end, it is a celebration for our love of food, and we’ll cook with all our heart until the last minute,” reads the post.
Odile was known for serving entrées such as braised lamb with charred eggplant, roasted peppers, spicy chicken broth and tomato, labneh, gremolata, croutons and black olives ($28 to $34), and brunch items such as gnocchi with peameal, asparagus, brown butter, poached eggs and greens ($8 to $14).
Odile will serve themed food menus during the last final weeks of business.